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Sunday ride to Frilford and Uffington

Sunday, 22 September 2019 - 9:30am

Please book lunch before Friday 6pm

A ride through the Vale of White Horse, mostly mild undulation with a few hilly bits which will give us some nice views

Ride report

The last ride of summer saw the first notable rain for some time. With heavy rain forecast between coffee and lunch, there were 8 for lunch, and 1 riding as far as coffee. The rain held off as we crossed over Boars Hill on our way to coffee at Millets Farm. Just as we left coffee, the heavy rain started, though the temperature was still warm. The rain faded as we passed through West Challow and Childrey along the bottom of the Downs. We arrived spot on time at the Fox in Uffington for lunch, except for Anthony and Jon. Jon went back to help Anthony, for whom the puncture fairy had left a hole in the road which gave him a pinch puncture. Over lunch there was much discussion (and a bit of related on line shopping) about how to keep feet dry in the rain. After lunch we did a loop through Woolstone with its pretty houses, before heading back to Oxford through the Vale of White Horse with a good tail wind.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Millets Farm, Frilford 10:25am

For about half an hour.


The Fox and Hounds, Uffington 12:20pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 4:00pm
All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options and attendance

Ride option Distance Pace Attendees

Full ride

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

32km 20kph

The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.

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